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Field Trip Friday: Day Of Play!

All week I have been learning about deschooling myself in order to effectively unschool my kids.  The first step in deschooling is to take a break.  That is what we have done this week.  It has been an awesome week of unschooling! At about 4:00 this morning in a state of panic.  I realized we can be almost […]

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Day Of Play With Some Learning Along The Way

I would like for the way we homschool to evolve into unschooling.  I want my children to understand that learning is a lifestyle.  I want them to know that learning takes place all of the time not just through ‘schooling’.  Eventually I would like to get rid of the schooling that I impose on them. In order to […]

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Homemade Chicken Stock / Broth

I love making homemade stock.  The house smells so warm and inviting while it is simmering.  I cook my stock at night.  On these nights my kids always sleep very well while the aroma from the simmering stock drifts through our home.  I keep a large supply of homemade stock in our freezer.  I use it even […]

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Dr. Seuss Activities To Celebrate His Birthday

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd.  What better way to learn than through his magical world!  I have put together a list of some fun & FREE activities for celebrating his special day.  Just click on the link and you will be redirected. Super Cute Early Elementary Printable Unit Dr. Seuss Lapbook Printable Dr. Seuss Lessons […]

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Falling In Love With Coconut Oil

My relationship with coconut oil started as a fling but has recently flourished into a full-blown love affair!  I first purchased coconut oil as an ingredient to make homemade deodorant.   I made the deodorant then put my jar of coconut oil away in a cabinet. I recently began using the no ‘poo shampoo method on my […]

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Living Without A Microwave Oven…..Finally

Recently I have been hearing more and more about families living without microwave ovens.   In the back of my mind I knew that cooking with a microwave could not be harmless and was certainly not healthy.   I mostly used my microwave to reheat items and to cook oatmeal.   Although my microwave oven use was minimal I was […]

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

I am slowly replacing the store-bought items in my house with homemade alternatives.  Last night I made a wonderful blue cheese dressing using tofu and cottage cheese.  Today I replaced Ava’s favorite dipping sauce with homemade ranch dressing.  As I typed she is munching on carrots dipped in my new creation! When you ditch store-bought […]

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Homemade Low Fat Blue Cheese Dressing

I am slowly replacing the store-bought items in my house with homemade alternatives.  Yesterday it was blue cheese salad dressing.  My husband loves his blue cheese dressing so I was a little nervous with how this recipe would go over. I served it last night with our salads and he really liked it! Here is […]

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Field Trip Friday: Brevard Zoo

We have been learning about evolution this week therefore we have been discussing many animals and how they evolved.  For this weeks field trip…off to the Brevard Zoo with our friends! We started at the cheetahs.  One was playing with his toy ball…Audrey thought this was hilarious! Next we went to the giraffes.  They were awake […]

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Yes, A Child Can Learn From Playing Video Games

In recent months I have struggled with the amount of time that Alex spends playing video games.  He has a Playstation  that he has been playing for about two years.  Last Christmas we received a Wii as a family gift.   We have the Wii fit with balance board, which we all love.  Alex also has two […]

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Showing My Family Love: Kickin’ the Chemicals OUT!

Happy Valentines Day!   I have been replacing store-bought hygiene products with homemade alternatives.  I am declaring war on the chemicals in our house!  However, I have dirty little secret.  I have a stash full of chemical filled hygiene products under the sink in my bathroom.  I have not been using them but for some reason I […]

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Welcome to EarthMamas World

If you checked in yesterday you would have seen that I was in the process of switching servers.   Well, I successfully switched servers! I moved to a new host, godaddy, and it was very quick, very easy, and they even helped me with some minor configuration issues.  I have to also say that I could not have […]

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Field Trip Friday: Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science

Yay it’s Friday!  Last week I declared all Friday’s field trip day.  There is a local museum that I have been wanting to take the kids to…field trip!! Today we headed to the Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science. We arrived at the museum and hit the imagination room while a large group of […]